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Canalside introduces changes to concert security, guest experience
Wed, Jul 13th 2016 01:05 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., in conjunction with City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and the Buffalo Police Department, will introduce several changes to its security and guest experience protocol at the free Thursday concert series and other major events at Canalside.
FOX makes put pilot commitment for new Marvel action-adventure series
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 05:40 pm
FOX has made a put pilot commitment for a new Marvel action-adventure series, it was announced today by David Madden, president, entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
Public hearing on Porter local law scheduled for Aug. 8
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 05:35 pm
The Porter Town Board has, once again, moved once toward modifying Local Law 2014-71.
Cuomo announces groundbreaking on $35 million Hyatt Place Hotel project in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced construction has begun on the new, $35 million Hyatt Place Hotel in Niagara Falls. The more than 111,000-square-feet, 128-room hotel will be the first non-casino new development of this scale in more than 40 years in downtown Niagara Falls.
Release the ducks! Cuomo announces expedited approvals to allow Community Missions charitable duck race to proceed on Erie Canal
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc.'s annual duck race for charity can proceed this year at Canal Fest.
9th annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival announces lineup
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 11:45 am
Mark your calendars for the 9th annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival, returning to Old Falls Street, USA, Friday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 18.
Niagara Falls walking tours available
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Society invites area residents to experience "The Power That Was Niagara Falls NY - A Walking Tour of Downtown." Continuing for the summer, the tours are offered Sundays and Wednesdays through Sept. 30.
Village of Lewiston Planning Commission OKs Ellicott Development plaza 2nd submission, gives conceptual approval to Fairchild revision
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 11:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission approved a mixed-use plaza second submission from Ellicott Development on Monday, moving the project one step closer to final municipal approval.
SAL II makes busy debut at Memorial
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 11:20 pm
"SAL II," the new daVinci XI Surgical System at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, kept the surgery team on its toes during a memorable debut Monday.
Ortt announces legislation so duck derbies can swim on
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 10:25 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today announced legislation (S8166) he is introducing that would allow games of chance to be conducted on state-owned property.
Lewiston: Piper creates museum at Red Brick
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 07:00 am
Historical treasures, some dating back hundreds of years, now line the second floor hallway and a dedicated room inside the Red Brick Municipal Building. In total, a few thousand items are on display, courtesy of Russell H. Piper Jr.
Youngstown Heritage Committee hosts walking tour
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 07:00 am
The Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee announced its next walking tour, "Women's Voices: A Different View of the War of 1812," will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, on village streets.
Stella chicken BBQ July 16
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 07:00 am
Stella Niagara Education Park will host a take-out, chicken barbecue sale from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16. The dinners are being prepared by Krolick's Bar-B-Q and will include salt potatoes, coleslaw, roll and butter.
PHOTOS: Johnny Depp, Hollywood Vampires rain hits down upon Falls
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 11:55 pm
The Hollywood Vampires, fronted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame showman Alice Cooper, Aerosmith axeman Joe Perry and Hollywood A-list actor Johnny Depp, performed at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
Hard Rock pin collectors descend on Niagara Falls
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 02:15 pm
As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, hosted pin collectors Friday and Saturday on Prospect and Old Falls streets. Memorabilia aficionados from Cleveland, San Antonio, Las Vegas and around the world came in to eat, trade and swap stories.
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen set to open in Lewiston
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 09:00 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen is set to join the Village of Lewiston's Center Street restaurant row. On Wednesday, owner Michael Hibbard said, "We'll do friends and family for sure next week. We're going to just start bringing people in here tying to get the menu solid."
Reclaim Niagara unveils a new approach
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Reclaim Niagara announced this week it has teamed up with the national online petition organization Change.org in a new attempt to present its issues and build support from the community to right "what's wrong" in Niagara Falls.
Aquarium of Niagara program blends education, conservation, entertainment
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara recently began a partnership with Buffalo Animal Adventures wherein children and families can get a first-hand look at some unique creatures.
Village of Lewiston sets appointments for 2016-17
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston opted for stability at Tuesday's reorganizational meeting.
Fire causes more than $175K damage to Porter home; GoFundMe page created
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
A GoFundMe page has been set up to aid the victims of a major house fire that occurred the afternoon of Thursday, June 30, at 397 Howard Drive (Collingwood Estates) in the Town of Porter.
Town of Lewiston OKs drainage district for French Landing
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Construction work, including final preparations toward paving, is now moving ahead at the French Landing subdivision off Lower River Road in northern Lewiston.
Public info meeting set for West River Bike Trail; preferred alternative to be released
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that a public information meeting to outline the preferred alternative for a new bike trail along the West River Parkway will be held Wednesday, July 20, at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.
Certified Autobrokers praised for improving 'face of the Island'
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
The business community's latest ribbon-cutting event shined a light on a young Island enterprise that leaders say is paving the way for a more appealing commercial district.
Grand Island: Tourist home law amendment dropped
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Following a contentious public hearing Tuesday, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said he will recommend dropping plans to amend the town's vacation rental law.
Zonta awards 4 scholarships
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Four young Grand Island women received a boost to their college educations when the Zonta Club of Grand Island held its 2016 Scholarship Award night June 28 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Kester's Krew honors longtime coach
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
When longtime Grand Island softball coach Kester Bleich found himself unable to coach his team this year, the girls rallied to ensure Kester's Krew continued.
Beat the heat: National Grid offers cool summertime energy-efficiency tips
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 05:25 pm
The heat is on across upstate New York, as forecasters call for an extended run of high temperatures and humidity throughout the region. With that, home energy usage in most households also will rise. As such, National Grid encourages customers to use these simple summer tips to limit energy consumption and save on bills.
Feder School of Classical Ballet hosts 'Nutcracker'-themed and Cecchetti summer classes
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 05:00 pm
The Feder School of Classical Ballet will host two summer ballet classes.
Program aims to help students stay in school, graduate
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:50 pm
All across Western New York, high school graduates can learn to succeed in college in a new way through the College Simulation Experience.
Niagara County Peach Festival seeking parade units
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:45 pm
Jerald I. Wolfgang, chairman of the annual the Niagara County Peach Festival Parade, reports the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston is now seeking units for this year's parade.
Revamped Western Door Steakhouse opens, bistro debuts at Seneca Niagara
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:45 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino officials formally unveiled the reinvented Western Door Steakhouse on Thursday. The award-winning restaurant had been closed since February, undergoing a complete $5 million renovation.
Artpark welcomes Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals July 12
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:15 pm
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals are embarking upon a summer tour, performing at venues throughout the U.S. now through August in support of their recently released album on Stax Records, "Call It What It Is."
Artpark hosts pre-concert talk with Ben Folds and Nadia Sirota
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:10 pm
At 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, Artpark will host a pre-show discussion with Ben Folds and Nadia Sirota, an acclaimed violist, member of yMusic and host of the Peabody-winning podcast "Meet the Composer" on WQXR.
Growing Memorial/UBMD Ortho & Sports Medicine team welcomes new surgeon to Summit Healthplex
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:05 pm
Matthew J. DiPaola, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
Erie County DA's office: Enhanced DWI patrol nets one arrest on GI
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:45 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports the sheriff's office's enhanced DWI patrols and checkpoint arrested six operators over the Fourth of July weekend, including one on Grand Island.
Builders Association matches scholarship fund for Lewiston resident
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:35 pm
Cullen Robert Ball of Lewiston has been chosen to receive the 2016 William Morehouse Scholarship.
'Still at it': The Art and Schematics of Rich deCorse at Castellani Art Museum
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:30 pm
A new folk arts exhibition at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University explores the diverse works of Rich deCorse, a Lewiston-based artist who draws on his experience as a retired design engineer and his artistic background to devise and create each piece.
Kan Jam tournament marks end of school year at O'Hara
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:30 pm
Winners of the recent Kan Jam tournament at Cardinal O'Hara High School show off their prizes following this year's annual end-of-the-school year event. Organized by the school's Good Samaritan Club, the funds raised will go to a local charity.
NT students and staff go to bat for student with cancer
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:30 pm
When North Tonawanda student Anthony Schiavone was diagnosed with stage two lymphoma, school faculty, staff and students rallied around him by organizing a whiffle ball game.
NT arts wall of fame nominations accepted until July 29
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:25 pm
The nomination period for the North Tonawanda City School District's visual and performing arts wall of fame has been extended to July 26. The nomination form is available at the district website, www.ntschools.org. Nominations can be submitted to the district administrative office.